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The Independent

'Screaming and smashing around': Surge in neighbours and family members reporting domestic abuse to police in lockdown

A new study, carried out by the London School of Economics, said police have seen around 380 more domestic violence calls per week on average as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Finding the cause is “almost exclusively” due to a rise in calls from third parties such as neighbours or family members who are not directly witnessing the incident.


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News Posted: 02/07/2020      [Back to the Top]

European Association of Labour Economists

Felix Koenig wins the EALE Young Labour Economists Prize 2020

Congratulations to Dr Felix Koenig on winning the 2020 Young Labour Economist Prize from the European Association of Labour Economists (EALE).

The prize was awarded for his CEP discussion paper: Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the roll-out of television.

The prize jury described the paper as very innovative saying that it uses the launch of television as a natural experiment for studying superstar effects in the entertainment sector.

The jury said: “The data collection effort, knowledge of the industry and the historical context is very impressive. The identification strategy is very clear and has a strong underlying framework.

“The findings show that the increase in production scalability has profound effects on inequality. In this setting, the share of income going to the top 1% nearly doubles, whereas many workers further down the ‘talent distribution’ end up out of work.

“In this original, well-written paper, Felix shows how great scholarship can contribute to understanding of important contemporary issues.”

Dr Koenig is a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and an incoming assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is an associate of the CEP Labour Markets programme.


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Technical Change and Superstar Effects: Evidence from the Roll-Out of Television

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News Posted: 30/06/2020      [Back to the Top]

The Independent

Lockdown burnout: Women face mental exhaustion as they juggle childcare, housework and jobs

Professor Barbara Petrongolo talks to the Independent about her research into how women are more likely to deal with homeschooling, childcare and chores around the house, even if they are working.


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News Posted: 01/06/2020      [Back to the Top]

The Express

Schools reopening UK: Why school days may be LONGER post-lockdown; SCHOOLS in the UK may reopen with longer days to prevent a "dark age" of low social mobility.

CEP's director Professor Stephen Machin, co-author of the report, Covid-19 and social mobility, notes how: "We need to develop bold policies for now and the longer term to ensure the economic recovery also creates a more socially mobile society that is fairer for all."


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The Express - Schools reopening UK: Why school days may be LONGER post-lockdown; SCHOOLS in the UK may reopen with longer days to prevent a "dark age" of low social mobility.

Covid-19 and social mobility

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Stephen Machin webpage


News Posted: 29/05/2020      [Back to the Top]